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Keynote on Identity & Security Brief at EPS

21 November '17
We are happy to welcome Taimar Peterkop as keynote speaker at EPS. Taimar will address the relevance of cybersecurity in a society (threats, cyber resilience, cyber hygiene); the need for a secure digital identity and vision on possible solutions for smart ID implementation. Estonia as a blue print case-study.           Talmar...
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EPS-Fintech Security Fair & Awards

6 November '17
  New technology and more collaboration will supported ‘faster versions of payment solutions’ of what is done today… Great! But the real opportunities are with new value-added solutions. Delivering a better service to customers;  making things simple and efficient and creating an new dimension of engagement. The mass roll-out of Fintech has contributed a lot....
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20% Early Bird Discount

6 November '17
  Book in 2017 -  Use in 2018 Register with early birds code EARLY2018 for 20% discount! Offer valid till 31-12-2017.  Click Here to Register    
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Announcing 2018 EPS

6 November '17
Good Morning! Yes, with about 4 months to go this might be an early call… but you know how time flies. For sure we do not want you to miss out the 17th EuropeanPaymentSummit on 14-15 March 2018! As you can expect… we offer the most complete and in-depth program for you as expert/professional in...
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New Regulatory Challenges

23 February '17
This session will allow you  to learn more about the regulatory strands of work  European and non-European regulators are currently engaging in and which are likely to shape the global payments landscape in the next two to three years. Data economy and  data portability, the digitalization of banking, online platforms and the European Directive on...
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Real-Time Payments; at last!

23 February '17
Yes, the global adoption of real-time payments is picking up speed! Pushed by new (Fintech) developments, bank RTP network initiatives in Europe are taking off! Instant payments are becoming essential as we face real-time delivery in the industrial (just-in-time delivery and production) as well as general life (communication, delivery of goods and services). In our...
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Take our Poll : The X-border payments conundrum

14 February '17
At EPS 2017 we will run a special track session on key developments in cross border payments. We would like to invite you to participate in a brief EPS/Saxo Payments poll to identify key issues at stake. We will share the results of the poll with you during the session, adding value to the content....
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E-Commerce - Innovative solutions in payments and settlements

14 February '17
Probably one of the most important discussions in eCommerce typically revolves around payments. If you do a search on google everyday, you are bound to find another new payment channel, platform, or technology. We certainly live in a thriving era of innovations! The discussion of the ‘uberization’ of payments in making the process completely frictionless...
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M-commerce: Shopping on Phones Goes Mainstream

14 February '17
Yandex.Money, first designed as a single e-wallet, has now transformed into Russia’s largest online payment service with its own mobile ecosystem. At the European Payment Summit 2017 Maria Gracheva, Yandex.Money CEO, will share the success story of Yandex.Money, get an insight into Russia’s mobile environment and local payment habits and compare it to European and...
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The essence of "Security by Design"

6 February '17
With great new possibilities come great new security and privacy challenges and threats for the financial sector. Systems are increasingly connected, increasingly complex, increasingly open and increasingly under threat of criminals and cyber vandalists. The proof of this can be read in the papers almost every day. The growth of financial high-tech is faster than...
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Open API Banking: Financial Lego in Payment Solutions

6 February '17
  The common strategy for banks can almost be captured by paraphrasing Kennedy: "Ask not of your client to go to the bank, but make the bank go to the client". Survival requires putting the customer at the heart of the bank's service proposition, which requires a fundamental shift in the way banks are organized....
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The Changing European Payment Landscape

26 January '17
  The European payments industry is facing changes that will have a profound impact on the future of the financial sector. The first is around the modernisation of infrastructures, with the emergence of new retail instant payment services and also the upgrade of wholesale payment services to include richer functionalities. The European Central Bank is...
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Reality of digital identity in Europe: regulations are shaping markets?

24 January '17
  Last year on July 1st the European direct electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS) came into effect. This ground breaking regulation seeks to harmonise the internal market for digital identity services, such that business and citizens can interact safely and freely with businesses and governments. At the...
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Identity as the Great Enabler - Perspectives from the United States

24 January '17
When “done right”, strong customer identity and authentication solutions are not something to fear but something to embrace – they become the “great enabler” of more efficient, bespoke transactions that delight customers. With increasing intersection of identity and payments across the world – the need to build strong identity solutions baked into online and mobile...
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PSD2 XS2A: State of play on RTS, API, ERPB WG and other acronyms...

17 January '17
This will be an information session bringing the session up to speed with the state of play on the Access to Account that takes place within the revised payments services directive. Moderating this session, Paul as co-chair of the new ERPB WG on Payments Initiation Services, will provide an excellent overview of the current discussion....
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The Cyber Security Challenges in Transacting

17 January '17
Opening Keynote Speaker: Massimiliano Michenzi Europol EC3 - Payment Fraud & Crime Specialist Universal implementation of EMV cards in the EU has shifted the focus on fraud from card-present to card-not-present activities.  Fighting payment fraud — in particular that involving credit and debit cards — is one of the three mandates of Europol’s European Cybercrime...
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AML & Risks – Working Session & Briefing

9 January '17
One of the newest form of fraud - transaction laundering is challenging stakeholders like banks and regulators to innovate better solutions.  The fraudsters channel payments via masqueraded eCommerce platforms, landing banks into serious troubles. What should card schemes and regulators do in view of this trending fraud?  How can technology help mitigate the risks?  Join...
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Biometrics in Payments

9 January '17
We see major developments in the financial sector and mobile environment. Increasingly biometrics are being used for mobile authentication for applications. That includes financial transactions. In the payments scheme we see that roles are being redefined and new business models are emerging. It seems that we are in the middle of a changing paradigm, There...
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Win a Free Delegate Pass to EPS 2017! Altogether five to be won!

19 December '16
To kick off a great start to the new year, we are offering 5 free delegate passes (value Euro 1.695,--)! Respond directly by clicking this. Tell us the reason why you would like to join! We will have a draw on 2 January 2017 and publish the 5 winners and 5 reasons to join the...
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Underbanked Fintechs in a shrinking world

1 December '16
  A shrinking world, a growing problem And­ers la Cour, Chief Executive Officer of Saxo Payments, explores the growing issue of underbanked FinTechs   The world today is a smaller place than ever, in terms of international travel, commerce and business, and it continues to shrink rapidly. The fast development of new technology and online...
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Open Banking: learning from professionals

1 December '16
  Working towards a seamless cooperation between Fintechs and banks The development of Open Banking is accelerating fueled by both customer demand, competitive Fintech pressures and last but least, the recently adopted regulation of PSD2 and GDPR. Especially the provisions for ‘Access to the Account’ require banks to ‘open up’. It is up to the...
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China as one big 'Sandbox' of innovations

16 November '16
    How Chinese innovations in payments will affect Europe Rita Liu, Head Alipay EMEA David Lee Kuo Chuen | Professor @ SIM Singapore, Entrepreneur, Director and Advisor   China and India are perceived as the two key nations with the most innovations in the transaction space. China’s ecommerce market is still expanding and forecasted...
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New Dual Program on “Transactions” and “Security & Fraud” Supported by HSD

2 November '16
    EuropeanPaymentSummit (EPS) is back in 2017 with a unique 2 day dual program on "Transactions" and "Security & Fraud".  The summit will be featuring key developments ‘for-by professionals’ in the payments/transaction space combined with key sessions on international Security & Fraud. These two program sections will be programmed in parallel to enable delegates...
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Big Data for Financial Services: How to Get ROI?

4 March '16
Big data promises to yield substantial returns, but exploiting it in order to see measurable business results can be challenging. How can businesses use these new technologies to see measurable results and ROI? In the financial industry, the incentive to invest in big data is very strong. Given the overwhelming amount of data that companies...
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AP-Why? (in depth debate on API developments)

26 February '16
Whilst data is fitting as the currency of the new digital economy, some have proposed that APIs could be the oxygen of the same! Seen in the likes of airbnb, uber, open efficient APIs allows for an extension and escalation of the platform successfully. APIs used to be a set of technical agreements between parties...
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Instant Payments & Europe: The reason why.

21 February '16
Is Europe ready for Real-time / instant Payments? What can we learn from the UK, USA and Singapore (Fast)? We get your burning questions answered in this expert panel discussion. What are the key challenges we face and how will this evolve in the next 5 years? This panel of top experts will discuss the...
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Mobile Digital Payments: the end for cards? New directions from a messy playing field

16 February '16
The digital revolution doesn’t just stop at the classical payment card. On the contrary: Mobile Digital Payment solutions providing a new way of convenience, that makes payment processes much leaner – and even smarter.  Is this the end for cards? The panel will dig deeper on this question and discuss how new forms of payment...
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Secure Payments on the Internet -- the Eurozone discussion

8 February '16
The EU has adopted or is in the process of adopting a number of overlapping rules on the safety of internet payments. The ECB and the SecuRe Forum took the initial lead for the Eurozone. The EBA followed suit with a set of guidelines which are now being implemented in some, but not all Member...
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The Global Payments Innovation Initiative

5 February '16
Much has been spoken about Fintech companies gaining traction over traditional banks with legacy systems and slow-to-act corporate hierarchies. Corporate expectations and new payment market entrants are putting pressure on the banks to innovate the traditional correspondent banking model for cross-border payments. So the recent announcement of SWIFT new launch of the Global Payments Innovation...
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The next reality in transactions

2 February '16
Is there room left for a European payments infrastructure as we the American infrastructure is already there and entering the European market, accompanied by the Chinese? Does the next reality in transactions means the end of an European infrastructure? On the other and, do we need a European payment scheme? If we focus on standardization...
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FinTech Bubble about to Burst?

1 February '16
  There is no doubt financial services were crying out for some variation. The existing bastions in the financial sector had been stuck in their ICT silos and long-term planning for quite some time. And so the only place where real innovation was going to come from was from outside … We have since seen...
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e-Payments in Europe: Are we ready to standardise?

26 January '16
With PSD2 and other initiatives in the market like instant payments, E-IDAS, open banking, Europe has her arms wide open for innovation and aims to inspire more market competition. In fact, the European Parliament had a recent vote in which the MEPs express a need to seize opportunities from new technologies and have a innovation-friendly...
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AML as a competitive advantage

15 January '16
The current minimum European AML rules have resulted in differences between member states’ AML/KYC requirements. While the regulator pushes to a risk-based approach, member states and financial institutions are left to interpret AML regulations as they see fit, leading to different processes for CDD across Europe and its players... In some cases this may result...
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